I fell in love!
I am having a 1920s themed wedding and this dress fit the bill! I loved how it draped and how unique it looks. I must say the only downsize is that it was extremely wrinkled and had a lot of static! I runs a little large. I ordered a size 8(usually 10/12) and I am glad. It fits perfect!
March 18, 2015
So lovely, but not the One
I am 5'4", 125 lbs., 34b/c bust measuring 36", 30" waist, 39" hip, with an athletic-slightly-pear build and I usually wear a size 6 or sometimes 8 because I have a wide-ish waist for my size. I was on the fence about sizing and the BHLDN stylists recommended a size 4, but I went with my instinct and ordered a 2 based on the reviews of the discontinued Cypress gown. The 2 fit just about perfectly: a touch snug in at the shoulder blades, a little big in the hips (but it looked fine), and amazingly only 4 inches too long when I was barefoot.
The gown itself is marvelously lovely, but not really what I expected based on the photos. The lining and silk chiffon are outrageously soft and the train is magnificent but the color, listed as 'bisque' and appearing cream in the photos, looks much darker and a pretty 'old gold' in person. In certain light it almost has blush undertones, but it is really on the more yellow side of the spectrum. I unfortunately expected something that would at least suggest white or ivory, but this is too dark and the yellow tone was sadly unflattering on my very pale, almost pinkish skin. Additionally, there are far more sparkles than I expected, and they are rainbow-iridescent, which ultimately was too flashy for me.
The only negative points - the seams around the neck and arm holes are very scratchy and left red marks on my skin within a minute of trying it on. I'm sensitive, but I think it would eventually bother anyone, especially in heat or humidity. Also, the zipper is tricky with the corded lace and could very, very easily snag the gown.
Overall, I am so impressed with the craftsmanship of the gown, but it will go back to UPS for return tomorrow morning. BHLDN's speed in shipping, the promptness of response from their stylists, and the packaging of the gown were all superb, and I will happily order here again. Thank you, BHLDN. :)
January 22, 2015
Beautiful dress just not my style
This dress is beautiful quality in person. There are more sparkles on the dress than captured in the picture and I personally think the dress looks darker in person. All that to say, this is a stunning dress that would've required a good bit of alterations because my torso is extremely short. When I tried on this dress I was told I looked "old Hollywood glam" and that just wasn't the look I was wanting to go for on my special day.
September 29, 2014